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Monday-context clues p.4,  Students will read Mindset of Achievement(handout).  Write a summary of the text.(cornell notes page 53)The students will read orally the text and summarize sections 1, 2,and 3.  Summarizing the central idea and the author's point of view.
 
Tuesday-vocabulary quiz on Wilber Wright.  Vocabulary for Mindset of Achievement will be given.  Quiz will be Tuesday, November 19th.  Students will answer text independent questions p.52 in binder.Students will compare Mindset of Achievement to Steve Jobs' Address.
 
Wednesday-capitalization practice p.9 (lesson 21)Read and summarize Overcoming Obstacles (hand out) review point of view, purpose and how they are the purpose is conveyed through the text.  Complete SOAPSTONE page 54 in binder.
 
Thursday-Subject/ predicate p.9 Lesson 22 Supporting and contradicting claims in Jobs' address.  Students will use three text, Mindset of Achievement, Overcoming Obstacles and Jobs'Address to complete evidence charts pages 55-58(Distinguish and contradict)
 
Friday-Compound subjects and predicates p.10, Continue Lesson 22 and 23 contradictions and supporting evidence.  Students will read Casey at the Bat pages 73 and 74 in binder noting any unfamiliar vocabulary.
 
Standards:  RI 6.4, 6.5, SL 6.1. 6.1a, b, c, d, W 6.10, 6.4. 6.9 b and others will be touched on.

Past Assignments

Due:

November 4th-8th
 
Monday-proper nouns, common nouns capitalization p.5  bellringer
              Read letters from Wilber Wright(lesson 10) Summarize letters pages 61, 62, 65 and 66 in                  binder.  Don't forget Literary terms quiz is tomorrow.
 
Tuesday-Literary terms quiz
               Wilber wright vocabulary given, quiz will be Tuesday, November the 12th.
               Complete p.67 Claim, reasoning and evidence from the Wright letters, p. 68, thoughts,                     words and actions of Wright.
 
Wednesday-context clues p.1
                 Complete SOAPSTONE p. 69, Letters of Wilber Wright-Speaker, occasion, audience,                        purpose, subject and tone. 1st letter, 2nd letter p.70
 
Thursday-context clues p.2
                complete SOAPSTONE 3rd and 4th letters p.72
                cold read practice task part one, State like test, part a part b questions on Milton Hershey.
 
Friday-context clues p.3
           Cold read task completion, part 2 Milton Hershey essay.
           Don't forget vocab quiz Tuesday.
 
Standards:  RI 6.1, 6.10. 6.2. RL 6.1, 6.10. 6.2. 6.9,, SL 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, W. 6.10, 6.4, 6.9 a, and b plus others. 

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Monday-contractions P.8 bell ringer  Complete the central idea charts p.34 and 35.  Central idea of Jobs' address providing textual evidence and reasoning.  Complete chat on p.36. re-read assigned story identify significant events transfer to chart, describe Jobs' reaction to each event.  
 
Tuesday-Vocabulary quiz:  Steve Jobs' commencement address.
Complete the table on p.37-Introduction-central them.  Story 1,2 and 3 ending with conclusion.  Main idea, evidence, reasoning and restate the central idea and how it is conveyed in the conclusion.  Then transfer from chart into essay form using google docs.
 
Wednesday-Literary diagnostic terms pt. 1 bell ringer
Read the poem-"To Failure", Lesson 7.  Determine the meaning of the phrase in the poem-complete TP-Castt-p.40-discuss connotation.  "What is the author saying to failure?, Discuss them of "To Failure by Philip Larkin.  How is it conveyed?
 
Thursday-Literary diagnostic terms pt. 3 quiz is Wednesday, November 6th.  
Read "Mother to Son"  complete TP-Castt -What is the author's message to her son?  What is the significance of a particular phrase in "Mother to Son"?  Use evidence to explain your thoughts.
 
Friday-context clues p.r3 bellringer
p.42 Fishbowl discussion.  (How do the thre text distinguish itself from the other text in terms of the author's central message-three text, Jobs' Address, To Failure and Mother to Son.
 
Standards: RI 6.1, 6.10, 6.2, RL 6.1. 6.10. 6.2, 6.9, SL 6.1 a, b, c, d, SL 6.3, Sl 6.4. SL 6.6, W 6.10, 6.4, 6.9 a, 6.9b
 

Due:

Monday-prefixes r1
              Lesson 2 Analyze word choice in Jobs' commencement address.  Highlight words and phrases that signal failure.  Discuss tone.  How does the author's words choice help you understand experiences?  Write a summary of story one in Jobs' address.  Add central idea and details to summary of paragraphs 1-9/  Lesson 2 and 3 P.25 chart
 
Tuesday-suffixes 52
               Lesson 4 summarize story 2 and 3 in Steve Jobs' address.  Look for central ideas, evidence. and use sentence stems to complete what you noticed as you read.  Story 2-summarize paragraphs 10-14, story 3 summarize paragraphs 15-25.  pages 26-27
 
Wednesday-Lesson 5, page 30 Lesson 5 Supporting a claim in Jobs' Address on a claim handout.  Reread paragraphs 1-9  complete chart,  Then continue on with the next binder pages supporting a claim and providing evidence for story 2 and 3 of Jobs' Address.
 
Thursday-personification r11
                Lesson 6 complete central idea chart:  What is the central idea that connects all of the claims that were written for story 1,2 and 3 of Jobs' Address?  How is the central idea conveyed through specific details.  Complete post reading questions.  Don't forget vocabulary quiz is tomorrow.  
 
Friday-vocabulary quiz and questions from Steve Jobs' address will be completed.  Lesson 1-6 wrap up.

Due:

Monday-Fall Break
 
Tuesday-Fall break for students, workday for teachers.
 
Wednesday-wrap up culminating writing task.  This will be the last day to type and share in google     docs.  !2:30 dismissal.  Report cards will handed out today.  
 
Thursday-Papers will be filed in folders from the first nine weeks.  Binders will be cleaned out and     the new Steve Job's unit will be handed to students.  cold read:  Night flyers.  Students will read the text and answer the questions which follow.
 
Friday- introduce the Steve Job's Unit.  Discuss the objectives for the unit.  Lesson one:  Famous    Failures..  Students will discuss how they overcame their challenges.                                                  students will read Steve Job's commencement speech annotating the text. Clip of Steve                Jobs" speech.  I will place emphasis on vocabulary that the student will need to succeed in              this unit..  Wrap up with students answering the question. "How does failure lead to                          success/" 
 
 
Standards: Rl 6.1, 6.10, 6.2, 6.3, 5.7. Si 6.1a, b, c, d, Sl 6.2, W 6.10, w 6.2a, W 6.4
 
 
 

Due:

Monday-Vocabulary part 5 will be given for Out of the Dust.   Test is Friday, October 11th.  Students                  will continue work on culminating writing task from Out of the Dust.
 
Tuesday-Wrap up of culminating writing task.  Students will type paper in class using chrome                           books  
 
Wednesday-Last day of the first nine weeks.
                    Cold read on Legacy and Leaving the Dust.
                    part a part b questions along with an essay.
 
Thursday- extended time for cold read.  
                  Vocabulary practice.  :Last Out of the Dust quiz is tomorrow.
 
Friday-vocabulary test part 5 Put of the Dust
           Grapes of Wrath(time permitting)  Wrap up of Unit 1 
 
standards:  L.6.4a,6.5 a, RL 6.10. RL 6.2, RL 6.4, sl 6.6, w 6.4, a,b,c and W6.10

Due:

September 30th-October 4
 
Standards:  L 6.4 a, 6.5 a. RL 6.10, RL 6.2, RL 6.4. Sl 6.1a. Sl 6.6, W 6.4. 6.1 a, b, c, e. and W6.10
 
Monday-Bellringer:  Character and plot Pages 24-27 (Crosswalk Plus Workbook)
              Read pages 117-189
             Open book quiz part Out of the Dust P.116-175  may use chrome books if necessary.
 
Tuesday-Bellringer:  p.28-29 Character an plot
               Read pages 190-227
              Completing guided questions with discussion analyzing Billie Jo as a the Main character..
              *Don't forget vocabulary practice test is Friday.
 
Wednesday-Bellringer:  Character and plot  p.30-33
                   Complete all study guide and activity packet for Out of the Dust.
                   Complete Part 3 Out of the Dust p.190-227.
                   Read P.60 in Binder preparing for culminating writing task
 
Thursday-Bellringer: Theme P.r8.
                Begin culminating writing task page 60 in binder.
                  *identify key events from novel
                  *determine role that the setting played in the events from Out of the Dust
                  *Examine Billie Jo's decisions and the outcome from making those decisions
                  *Determine the meaning literally and figuratively for Billie jo to get "Out of the Dust"
                  *Determine the theme of Out of the Dust
*****This will be a five paragraph essay citing textual evidence***
 
Friday-Bellringer: Point of View pages 38-39
           culminating writing task will be completed today.
           Students will use chrome books to type final copy and email to me so that I may print and                 grade.  Please allow several days to receive the grade in JPAMS.  My top three essays will                 be.presented to central office and some students may be recognized at school board                        meetings.
            Vocabulary Part 4 quiz will be completed
.New Vocabulary will be given Monday for Out of the Dust.  Quiz will be Friday, October 11. 

Due:

September 23-27
 
Standards for the week:  L 6.4a, L 6.5a, RL 6.1, RL 6.10, RL 6.2, RL 6.4, SL 6.1a, SL 6.1c, W 6.4
 
Monday-Finish study guide/activity packet research using chrome books.  Summer 1934 pages 55-84.(Out of the Dust)  Lesson 15:  Compare/contrast letters to speech.  What is the purpose of the letters and the speech?
 
Tuesday-context clue worksheet P.3
Read Autumn 1934 and part of winter 1935.  Lesson 16:  Empathize with the characters.  Examine Billie Jo's change in tone as the novel moves forward.
 
Wednesday-context clue worksheet p.4.  Write a poem from the Father's perspective at this point in time in the novel.
 
Thursday-context clue worksheet p.r3
Complete winter of 1935 (out of the Dust) p.149.  Complete quiz on Out of the Dust pages 2-149.
Study for vocabulary quiz it is tomorrow.  Also, Don't forget that vocabulary practice will also be due tomorrow.
 
Friday-Vocabulary quiz pt.3 Out of the Dust. Vocabulary practice is also due today.  Lesson 17:  Examine how the characters change, recognize new information about the dust bowl, recognize unfamiliar words, recognize changes in Billie Jo and the father.
What sort of relationship do Billie Jo and Daddy at this point in the novel?
   *Use two pieces of evidence to support the claim.
 
 

Due:

Monday:  Complete questioning from Lesson 12, What did Billie Jo believed caused the path of sorrow?  Lesson 13 Read a Speech and determine it's message,  from " On Drought Conditions"  President Roosevelt.  Write an argument that includes evidence.
 
Tuesday:  Vocabulary part 2 quiz.  The students will complete Summer of 1934 activity and study guide.  This includes describing characters, connections to daily life, questions and definitions.
 
Wednesday-Part 3 Out of the Dust vocabulary will be given.  Test will be Tuesday, September 24th,  Three times each should be turned in on test day.  Lesson 14:  Examine a first hand account of life in the Dust Bowl.  Read letters written by Dust Bowl resident Caroline Henderson.  Pages 42-45 in binder  answering questions on pages 44-46,  Examine unfamiliar vocabulary terms in text.  This lesson may take two days,
 
Thursday-Complete lesson 14. first hand account of the Dust Bowl.  Lesson 15:  Compare and contrast Author's purpose:  Comparing/contrast Henderson's letters to President Roosevelt's speech.
 
Friday:  Complete questions from Lesson 15:  What was the purpose of letter/speech?  How are the messages alike/different?  Lesson 16:  Empathize with characters.  Read Autumn 1934 and  part of winter 1935.  Examine Billie Jo's change in Tone.  Write a poem from Daddy's perspective.
 
Standards:  L 6.4a, d, RL 6.1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, SL 6.6, 6.1 a, c, d, W 6.1a, b, c, d, e.
 
Don't forget vocabulary test is next Tuesday.  

Due:

Monday-Turn in claim and reasoning from Friday's assignment.  Lesson 9 singular and plural nouns.  Part 2 Out of the Dust Vocabulary will be given.  Test will be Tuesday, September the 19th.  Lesson 9:Understand and write about characters Spring of 1934, Write an argument about Billie Jo, Pa .  argument stems and character analysis chart needed.  Write a claim support with evidence from character analysis chart.
 
Tuesday-Lesson 10 collective noun, Lesson 10 Analyze text for tone/mood (tone and mood chart needed),  Students will choose a poem writing an argument about tone and mood.  Spring of 1934 needed:  Apple blossoms, World War, Apples or Dust and Rain will be used as an example.
 
Wednesday-Lesson 11:  possessive nouns.  Lesson 11:  Write a poem using a model.  Evaluate the impact of the author's use of imagery on tone and mood.  Focus on "On the Road with Arley"  Complete Tone and Mood Chart.
 
Thursday-Unit 2 Review 71/74 Nouns
Lesson 12:  Examine connections between the novel, "Out of the Dust" and Historical events.  Students will read orally Summer of 1934 from Out of the Dust.
 
Friday-Lesson 12 Action verbs 75/76
Complete summer of 1934 study and activity packet,  This includes characters, connections, questions and definitions.
 
Standards R6.1,.6.10,6.3, 6.7. SL 6.1 a, c, d, W 6.1 a,c,d 

Due:

Monday-Labor Day Holiday
 
Tuesday-Complete  Unit 1 review 61/62 bell ringer
Lesson 7:  Create a timeline of historical events
Lesson 8: compare and contrast structures used to convey information:  view video of dust bowl residents talking about the experience.  Develop a claim and support with reason.
 
Wednesday:  Continue Lesson 8, turn in assignment. 
Begin Lesson 9:  Understand and write about characters (spring of 1934)  Write an argument about one of the characters-Billie jo or Daddy-gather evidence for character analysis chart. Argument sentence sheet needed.
Don't forget vocabulary test on literary diagnostic terms is Thursday.
 
Thursday-Unit 2 Nouns 63/64 bell ringer     
Literary diagnostic term test
Complete any work from Lesson 9 
Begin lesson 10: time permitted:  Analyze text for tone and mood.  Tone and mood chart needed.
P.39 in packet-choose one of the poems listed from Out of the Dust and complete packet work analyzing the poem.
 
Friday-Singular and plural nouns 65/66 bell ringer
Lesson 11:  Write a poem using a model-Write your own poem using "On the Road with Arley" as a model from "Out of the Dust"  
Section 2 Out of the Dust vocabulary will be given.  Quiz will be Thursday, September the 12th.
 
Standards:  R 6.1, 6.10, 6.3, 6.7. SL 6.1 a, c, d, W 6.1 d, a and c
  

Due:

Monday-State diagnostic test.  Part 3.  Don't forget vocabulary test is tomorrow.  Three times each will be due at time of test.
 
Tuesday-Sentence fragments 57/58.  Vocabulary test pt. 1, Out of the Dust.  Read Spring of 1934 orally.  Lesson 5:  Read "The Drought"  in Out of the Dust binder.  Annotating and preparing for completion of test.
 
Wednesday-Research the drought noting unfamiliar words in the vocabulary log in binder. Complete Drought chart in binder(questions and summary)  Literary diagnostic terms will be given.  Test will be Wednesday, September the 4th,  Begin Lesson 6:  Summarize our understanding.  Read informational articles about the causes of the dust bowl and add to summary of the drought using two new pieces of evidence.
 
Thursday-nouns 63/64, Spring of 1934 study/activity packet.  Connections, word wizard, characters, questions and research.
 
Friday-Hand in drought summary.  Spring of 1934 Section 2.  Lesson 7 Create a timeline of historical events.  Don't forget vocabulary practice and vocabulary test will be next Wednesday,
 
Standards:  RI 6.1, RI 6.4, RI 6.1c, RI 6.2, SL 6,1a, SL 6.1c, W 6,4

Due:

August 19-26th
 
 
Monday-  Student Survey Lesson 4 53/54 compound subject and predicate :bell ringer
              Complete section 1 Out of the Dust.  Pages 3-33 in the text.  This includes vocabulary writing and research.  Students will also complete Section 1 quiz on chrome tablets. Don't forget vocabulary test is Thursday, August 22nd.
 
Tuesday-State pretest paper based
 
Wednesday-lesson 5 Simple and compound sentences.  State practice test p.10-21, Part A part B questions with essay.
 
Thursday-State diagnostic test.
 
Friday-State diagnostic test.
 
Vocabulary test has been moved to Tuesday.  August 27th
 
 
 

Due:

Friday August 9th-Welcome Back!!
                              Introduction to English class rules
                              Doing it Right handout
                              Find Somebody in class...handout
                              Supply list to be brought home filled out and returned,  
 
Monday August 12th-Out of the Dust Unit 1 packets will handed out.
                                  Kinds of sentences handout
                                 Read the first part of "Winter 1934" from the novel OUT OF THE DUST.
                                 Become familiar with the author's structure of the novel in verse.  
                                 Examine the setting.  Complete split-notes in packet.
Tuesday August 13th-Read the remainder of "Winter of 1934" Examine the text closely for details
                                  about character development.
                                 complete character evidence chart
                                complete character analysis chart...both are text based
                                Read Mr. Hardley's money handling(Out of the Dust)
                                 Figurative language clip
Wednesday August 14th-Kinds of sentences pages 49-50
                                        Explore how the author builds meaning through figurative language.
                                        class discussion on literal and figurative language, meaning and theme.
                                        Read "Fields of Flashing Light" complete TP-CASST in packet.
                                        Write a descriptive paragraph about a dust storm-clip of a dust storm.
Thursday August 15th-simple and compound sentences p.50-51
                                    Lesson 4 synthesize information from different sources-
                                    Woody Guthrie "No Title"
                                    Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
                                    Write a description of Oklahoma in the 1930's
                                    Complete two text chart, examining physical enviroment, daily life,
                                     peoples' attitude
Friday August 16th-receive vocabulary for part 1 Out Of the Dust.
                               Section 1 quiz from Out of the Dust and No Title
                               Figurative language charts will be copied and left in binder.  Annotation chart                                     will be copied with q and a.